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Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Texan recalls time 70 years ago as POW during WWIIFORT WORTH, Texas >> A gold-framed black-and-white photo shows a smiling man in
Texan recalls time 70 years ago as POW during WWII
Honolulu Star-Advertiser / Posted 20 hours ago
FORT WORTH, Texas >> A gold-framed black-and-white photo shows a smiling man in an Army Air Forces uniform, his cheeks still chubby with youth. The picture was taken in 1944 when Fiske Hanley was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He had just... Read more
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Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Columbia City native has vivid memories of atomic bomb raidSeventy years ago this month, Columbia City native Bill Barney was part of the
Columbia City native has vivid memories of atomic bomb raid
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
Seventy years ago this month, Columbia City native Bill Barney was part of the mission that effectively ended the most destructive war in human history. The 92-year-old still remembers it like it was yesterday. In August of 1945, Barney was a radar... Read more
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MLive.com
Blue Angels and bombers highlight Thunder Over Michigan Air Show lineupThe Ypsilanti area will transform into "Bombertown, USA" this weekend as the Th
Blue Angels and bombers highlight Thunder Over Michigan Air Show lineup
MLive.com / Posted 3 days ago
The Ypsilanti area will transform into "Bombertown, USA" this weekend as the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show returns to the Willow Run Airport. The annual show is one of the largest gatherings of large and rare aircraft in the country and will also... Read more
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Washington Post
Frank Petersen Jr., first black Marine Corps pilot and general, dies at 83Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen Jr., Marine commander at Quantico in the Marine Corp
Frank Petersen Jr., first black Marine Corps pilot and general, dies at 83
Washington Post / Posted 3 days ago
Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen Jr., Marine commander at Quantico in the Marine Corps Museum on June 17, 1988. (Frank Johnston/The Washington Post) Frank E. Petersen Jr., who became the first black Marine Corps pilot and general officer, took the Navy’s... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Grand Jury No Bills And True BillsHere are the latest no bills and true bills from the Hamilton County Grand Jury
Grand Jury No Bills And True Bills
The Chattanoogan / Posted 3 days ago
Here are the latest no bills and true bills from the Hamilton County Grand Jury: BAXTER, TRAVIS MATTHEW W 22 M 0 1 ER 5996 DOMESTIC AGGRAVATED ASSAULT BAXTER, TRAVIS MATTHEW W 22 M 0 2 ER 5997 POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA COOLEY, NITORIUS... Read more
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Maneater
How we learned to hate the bombIt has been 70 years since one of the greatest devastations of the 20th century
How we learned to hate the bomb
Maneater / Posted 4 days ago
It has been 70 years since one of the greatest devastations of the 20th century. By the end of World War II, the United States was willing to do just about anything to end the brutal war. Just two years into the war, the U.S. had already begun... Read more
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Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Air Power History Tour lands at Fort Wayne International AirportThe B-29 'Fifi' taxies to a stop Monday afternoon at Atlantic Aviation on the g
Air Power History Tour lands at Fort Wayne International Airport
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel / Posted 5 days ago
The B-29 'Fifi' taxies to a stop Monday afternoon at Atlantic Aviation on the grounds of Fort Wayne International Airport. 'Fifi' is the lone B-29 in flying condition in the world and will be in town through Wednesday as part of the Commemorative Air... Read more
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/Film
To the White Sea Movie Back in DevelopmentBack in the early 2000s, before their one major career downturn, the Coen Broth
To the White Sea Movie Back in Development
/Film / Posted 5 days ago
Back in the early 2000s, before their one major career downturn, the Coen Brothers were planning to direct an adaptation of the novel To the White Sea, with Brad Pitt in the lead role. The story, based on the novel by James Dickey, follows an... Read more
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Tribune Chronicle
Vet helped transport bomb crewJoseph Badanjek, 90, a Navy Armed Guard during World War II, said his older bro
Vet helped transport bomb crew
Tribune Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
Joseph Badanjek, 90, a Navy Armed Guard during World War II, said his older brother, George, went into the Army and came home and told the family of what it was like being in Texas and marching for 30 miles in the desert with a full fuel pack on his... Read more
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The Pratt Tribune
Take a day trip to locations close to homePage 2 of 2 - • Red Barn Studio Museum, featuring the art of Lester Raymer, 212
Take a day trip to locations close to home
The Pratt Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
Page 2 of 2 - • Red Barn Studio Museum, featuring the art of Lester Raymer, 212 S. Main, open 1-4 Tuesday through Saturday, $5 donation encouraged.• Coronado Heights Park, 3 miles northwest of Lindsborg on K-4.The WPA-built picnic area and limestone... Read more
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The News-Herald
Hoover Dam and Lake Mead worth the trip from The StripBOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) � Las Vegas is a must-see destination, luring visitors
Hoover Dam and Lake Mead worth the trip from The Strip
The News-Herald / Posted 8 days ago
BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) � Las Vegas is a must-see destination, luring visitors from around the world with its bright lights, gambling and flamboyant shows. But even the most die-hard revelers can get worn out from the never-ending party on The... Read more
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iol.co.za
Eerie Japanese island lost in history - IOL Travel AisaTHE JAPAN NEWS/YOMIURILight filters through the trees onto the moss-covered for
Eerie Japanese island lost in history - IOL Travel Aisa
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
THE JAPAN NEWS/YOMIURILight filters through the trees onto the moss-covered fortress on Sarushima island in Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. The Japan News/Yomiuri photo by Naoki Maeda Tokyo - The stone retaining walls seen along the narrow path were... Read more
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Orange County Register
Hoover Dam and Lake Mead worth the trip from the Las Vegas StripLas Vegas is a must-see destination for many people, luring visitors with its b
Hoover Dam and Lake Mead worth the trip from the Las Vegas Strip
Orange County Register / Posted 9 days ago
Las Vegas is a must-see destination for many people, luring visitors with its bright lights, gambling and flamboyant shows. But even the most die-hard revelers can get worn out from the never-ending party on The Strip. Two of the top destinations... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Grand Jury No Bills And True BillsHere are the latest no bills and true bills from the Hamilton County Grand Jury
Grand Jury No Bills And True Bills
The Chattanoogan / Posted 10 days ago
Here are the latest no bills and true bills from the Hamilton County Grand Jury: DAVIS, HAROLD ANDREW B 62 M 0 1 GS 1579053 FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LANE JOHNSTON, JEFFERY ALLEN W 37 M 0 1 GS 1553433 ASSAULT LLOYD, DAVID ZACCHEUS B 36 M 0 1 GS 1584312... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
World War II warbird joins the teamAnother warbird will be on the flight deck at the Great Bend Airport Airfest on
World War II warbird joins the team
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
Another warbird will be on the flight deck at the Great Bend Airport Airfest on Sept. 18-20. A F4U Corsair from the Cavanaugh Flight Museum has been confirmed to be at the airfest. This makes nine warbirds that will be at the airfest selling rides... Read more
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Philly.com
Hoover Dam and Lake Mead worth the trip from The StripHOOVER DAM Built between 1931-36, Hoover Dam is an architectural marvel, consi
Hoover Dam and Lake Mead worth the trip from The Strip
Philly.com / Posted 12 days ago
HOOVER DAM Built between 1931-36, Hoover Dam is an architectural marvel, considered one of America's seven modern civil engineering wonders. The dam spans 1,244 feet (379 meters) across Black Canyon and rises 726 feet (221 meters) from the Colorado... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
Anundson’s first ‘mission’ as pilot was flying over SheffieldYou don't have to look any further than how he was buried to see how proud Phil
Anundson’s first ‘mission’ as pilot was flying over Sheffield
Warren Times Observer / Posted 13 days ago
You don't have to look any further than how he was buried to see how proud Philip Anundson was to serve his country during World War II. Phillip Anundson The Sheffield native, who flew 30 missions as a B-24 Liberator pilot, had a dress uniform... Read more
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The Columbian
Off Beat: Before 'incoming wounded,' an incoming helicopter crashMost of us have viewed the scene hundreds of times: doctors and nurses running
Off Beat: Before 'incoming wounded,' an incoming helicopter crash
The Columbian / Posted 13 days ago
Most of us have viewed the scene hundreds of times: doctors and nurses running to meet a helicopter that's delivering a wounded soldier to an Army field hospital. It's part of the opening title shot for the TV series "M*ASH" — first seen in 1972 and... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
For those who fought, memories never fadeNavy sailor Byron Seales survived typhoons and battled Japanese planes swirling
For those who fought, memories never fade
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 14 days ago
Navy sailor Byron Seales survived typhoons and battled Japanese planes swirling above his ship in the South Pacific. Army nurse Anna K. Beall left the shores of America for the first time to sail across the Pacific to treat injured U.S. service... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
91-old golfer still swinging on the greensTopekan Betty Joe Morris took a putter out of her golf bag and used it to line
91-old golfer still swinging on the greens
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 14 days ago
Topekan Betty Joe Morris took a putter out of her golf bag and used it to line up a shot on the 18th hole of Cypress Ridge Golf Course, a 6,200-acre course on Topeka’s west side. Once the line from her golf ball to the cup had been imagined, she... Read more
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Gwinnett Daily Post
‘Rosie Mania’: World War II’s working women honored in GwinnettJessie Moss, 96, takes a moment to herself as the Pledge of Allegiance is said
‘Rosie Mania’: World War II’s working women honored in Gwinnett
Gwinnett Daily Post / Posted 14 days ago
Jessie Moss, 96, takes a moment to herself as the Pledge of Allegiance is said during the Rosie the Riveter celebration at the fallen heroes memorial outside the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville on Saturday. Moss was a... Read more
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The Gadsden Times
Gadsden Galleries: Local history lives on with museum piecesGADSDEN, Ala. (AP) � The old Dwight Mill was the heart of Alabama City back in
Gadsden Galleries: Local history lives on with museum pieces
The Gadsden Times / Posted 14 days ago
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) � The old Dwight Mill was the heart of Alabama City back in the day. The cotton mill was one of the area's largest employers for more than 60 years. The big mill, as it often was called, took up several city blocks near the... Read more
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Evening Standard
VJ Day commemorations in London: Where to be and whenThousands are expected to mark the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, when Japan surre
VJ Day commemorations in London: Where to be and when
Evening Standard / Posted 15 days ago
Thousands are expected to mark the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, when Japan surrendered to the Allies and ended the Second World War, in central London today. Amongst the tributes will be: Key numbers relating to VJ Day: Britain suffered 90,332... Read more
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metro
VJ Day 70th anniversary: WW2 bombers will fly over London to mark the end of war:: Britain suffered 90,332 casualties in the war against Japan of whom 29,968 d
VJ Day 70th anniversary: WW2 bombers will fly over London to mark the end of war
metro / Posted 15 days ago
:: Britain suffered 90,332 casualties in the war against Japan of whom 29,968 died – 12,433 whilst prisoners of war. :: 100,000 men from Britain fought in Burma, as did 119,000 soldiers from her East and West African colonies. :: 51 Royal Air Force... Read more
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Independent
VJ Day in numbers: Key facts and figures as world marks the end of Second World WarDavid Cameron is joining the royal family and former prisoners of war at a memo
VJ Day in numbers: Key facts and figures as world marks the end of Second World War
Independent / Posted 15 days ago
David Cameron is joining the royal family and former prisoners of war at a memorial in London, followed by another service in Horse Guard’s Parade, a flypast and march. Fighting in Europe ended in May 1945 to jubilant celebrations but the battle... Read more
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birminghammail
VJ Day: Solihull veteran's memories of being held by brutal Japanese as a POWSaturday marks the 70th anniversary of VJ Day - when World War II was finally o
VJ Day: Solihull veteran's memories of being held by brutal Japanese as a POW
birminghammail / Posted 15 days ago
Saturday marks the 70th anniversary of VJ Day - when World War II was finally over with Victory in Japan. For the surviving soldiers, all old and frail nowadays, the conflict in the Far East will revive some terrible memories. Former prisoner of war... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Memories never fade for Pacific veteransAirmen Richard M. Goode, of Springfield, fixed fighters and bombers on Tinian I
Memories never fade for Pacific veterans
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 15 days ago
Airmen Richard M. Goode, of Springfield, fixed fighters and bombers on Tinian Island to keep Army Air Forces planes flying missions against Japan. Navy medic Jack A. Daugherty, of Oakwood, risked his life under fire from Japanese soldiers to treat a... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Model plane enthusiasts celebrate aviation, raise money for Wounded WarriorsLAS CRUCES >> All around the country, model airplanes will claim the skie
Model plane enthusiasts celebrate aviation, raise money for Wounded Warriors
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 15 days ago
LAS CRUCES >> All around the country, model airplanes will claim the skies this weekend for National Model Aviation Day. The Mesilla Valley Model Airplane Club will join as many as 200 model aviation clubs participating in the Academy of Model... Read more
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Local 12 Cincinnati
One man's World War II promise kept after 70 yearsUpdated: Fri, Aug 14 2015, 12:00 PM UNDATED (Ingrid Piper, CNN) -- Mitsuaki Om
One man's World War II promise kept after 70 years
Local 12 Cincinnati / Posted 16 days ago
Updated: Fri, Aug 14 2015, 12:00 PM UNDATED (Ingrid Piper, CNN) -- Mitsuaki Omata's story is a poignant tale of compassion that has crossed former enemy lines and generations. The 85-year old's lifelong quest to fulfill his father's dying wish --... Read more
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CNN
One man's WWII promise kept after 70 years(CNN)Mitsuaki Omata's story is a poignant tale of compassion that has crossed f
One man's WWII promise kept after 70 years
CNN / Posted 16 days ago
(CNN)Mitsuaki Omata's story is a poignant tale of compassion that has crossed former enemy lines and generations. The 85-year old's lifelong quest to fulfill his father's dying wish -- to find the families of American airmen shot down over Japan and... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Too easy to push the self-destruct buttonTHE news that Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama has earmarked a trillion do
Too easy to push the self-destruct button
The Courier Mail / Posted 16 days ago
THE news that Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama has earmarked a trillion dollars for US nuclear weapons did not go down well in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Seventy years ago, more than 200,000 innocent people there evaporated... Read more
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The Daily Review
V-J Day anniversary a stark reminder of dwindling World War II vet populationWhen he was 20, Enrico Cinquini and his 1st Marine Regiment began the long, gru
V-J Day anniversary a stark reminder of dwindling World War II vet population
The Daily Review / Posted 16 days ago
When he was 20, Enrico Cinquini and his 1st Marine Regiment began the long, grueling takeover of Japanese occupied strongholds from New Guinea to Okinawa in some of the bloodiest fighting of World War II. Now 91 and living in Oakley, Cinquini is as... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
One man's WWII promise kept after 70 yearsMitsuaki Omata's story is a poignant tale of compassion that has crossed former
One man's WWII promise kept after 70 years
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 16 days ago
Mitsuaki Omata's story is a poignant tale of compassion that has crossed former enemy lines and generations. The 85-year old's lifelong quest to fulfill his father's dying wish -- to find the families of American airmen shot down over Japan and... Read more
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KPVI News 6 Pocatello
Local WWII Veterans RecognizedDriving on Alvin Ricken Drive in Pocatello on Thursday, many might have noticed
Local WWII Veterans Recognized
KPVI News 6 Pocatello / Posted 16 days ago
Driving on Alvin Ricken Drive in Pocatello on Thursday, many might have noticed something different. Over 150 American flags lined the street in honor of the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II. On Friday, August 14, 2015, will be the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
The day the war endedThe war was over. In Washington, Secretary of State James Byrnes got the news
The day the war ended
Chicago Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
The war was over. In Washington, Secretary of State James Byrnes got the news by phone from Switzerland, where the Japanese government communicated its unconditional surrender. Byrnes slammed down the handset in excitement, threw on his Panama hat... Read more
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International Business Times
VJ Day 70th anniversary: What happened on Victory over Japan Day? Seventy years ago, the unconditional surrender of Japan to the Allies brought a
VJ Day 70th anniversary: What happened on Victory over Japan Day?
International Business Times / Posted 16 days ago
Seventy years ago, the unconditional surrender of Japan to the Allies brought an end to six years of conflict. Although the Second World War officially ended on 2 September 1945, 15 August – when Japan announced it had accepted the Allied surrender... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
V-J Day anniversary a stark reminder of dwindling World War II vet populationWhen he was 20, Enrico Cinquini and his 1st Marine Regiment began the long, gru
V-J Day anniversary a stark reminder of dwindling World War II vet population
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 16 days ago
When he was 20, Enrico Cinquini and his 1st Marine Regiment began the long, grueling takeover of Japanese occupied strongholds from New Guinea to Okinawa in some of the bloodiest fighting of World War II. Now 91 and living in Oakley, Cinquini is as... Read more
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Oakland Tribune
V-J Day anniversary a stark reminder of dwindling World War II vet populationWhen he was 20, Enrico Cinquini and his 1st Marine Regiment began the long, gru
V-J Day anniversary a stark reminder of dwindling World War II vet population
Oakland Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
When he was 20, Enrico Cinquini and his 1st Marine Regiment began the long, grueling takeover of Japanese occupied strongholds from New Guinea to Okinawa in some of the bloodiest fighting of World War II. Now 91 and living in Oakley, Cinquini is as... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Japan revisits its darkest moments where American POWs became human experimentsFor a while after the end of the second world war, Toshio Tono could not bare t
Japan revisits its darkest moments where American POWs became human experiments
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 17 days ago
For a while after the end of the second world war, Toshio Tono could not bare to be in the company of doctors. And the thought of putting on a white coat filled him with dread. As a young man with an interest in gynaecology, it was an aversion that... Read more
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birminghammail
How VJ Day Day was celebrated in Birmingham 70 years agoThe Japanese troops surrendered following the dropping of the atomic bombs on H
How VJ Day Day was celebrated in Birmingham 70 years ago
birminghammail / Posted 17 days ago
The Japanese troops surrendered following the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Soviet declaration of war and invasion of Manchuria. The next day, Wednesday 15 August 1945 was celebrated as VJ (Victory over Japan) Day The... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
B-29 Restoration Enters Final Stage Before FlightWICHITA, Kan. – The restoration of the historic warbird that will soon become t
B-29 Restoration Enters Final Stage Before Flight
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 17 days ago
WICHITA, Kan. – The restoration of the historic warbird that will soon become the second operational B-29 Superfortress is now entering its final stage. Countdown to first flight is steadily approaching, following the ceremonial rollout of “Doc”... Read more
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The Maui News
Brother of Sadako Sasaki coming to MauiMasahiro Sasaki also will be bringing with him one of Sadako's cranes, made in
Brother of Sadako Sasaki coming to Maui
The Maui News / Posted 19 days ago
Masahiro Sasaki also will be bringing with him one of Sadako's cranes, made in 1955. He will be visiting Maui with Sadako's nephew, Yuji Sasaki, who will sing a few songs in memory of Sadako at Wednesday's event. Sadako was 2 years old when an... Read more
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iafrica.com
Disney apologises for 'inappropriate' tweetUS entertainment giant Disney was forced to apologise after one of its Japanese
Disney apologises for 'inappropriate' tweet
iafrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
US entertainment giant Disney was forced to apologise after one of its Japanese language tweets was criticised for being insensitive as the country commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing. The company's Japanese unit,... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
V-J Day 70 years agoSixteen time zones ahead, it was Aug. 6 in Japan when an atomic bomb with a dev
V-J Day 70 years ago
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 19 days ago
Sixteen time zones ahead, it was Aug. 6 in Japan when an atomic bomb with a devastating intensity unknown to the world dropped on Hiroshima. The nuclear age dawned, and World War II ended nine days later. Everyone remembered that one. Recollections... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Disney apologises for ‘inappropriate’ tweet on Nagasaki anniversary TOKYO (AFP) – US entertainment giant Disney was forced to apologise after one
Disney apologises for ‘inappropriate’ tweet on Nagasaki anniversary
Manila Bulletin / Posted 19 days ago
TOKYO (AFP) – US entertainment giant Disney was forced to apologise after one of its Japanese language tweets was criticised for being insensitive as the country commemorated the... Read more
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The Space Review
EAA AirVenture 2015 or bustSpaceShipOne zooms past Pluto. Dr. Strangelove would be puzzled. Apollo 13 is r
EAA AirVenture 2015 or bust
The Space Review / Posted 19 days ago
SpaceShipOne zooms past Pluto. Dr. Strangelove would be puzzled. Apollo 13 is relived. Ride a Mustang to the Moon. NASA explains Mars plans. The sky is falling. A new fighter is unveiled. History and sacrifice is honored. They’re all part of the... Read more
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Japan Today
Disney apologizes for tweet on Nagasaki bombing anniversary ‹ Japan TodayU.S. entertainment giant Disney was forced to apologize after one of its Japane
Disney apologizes for tweet on Nagasaki bombing anniversary ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 19 days ago
U.S. entertainment giant Disney was forced to apologize after one of its Japanese language tweets was criticised for being insensitive as the country commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing. The company’s Japanese unit,... Read more
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Norwalk Reflector
Receding lakes reveal pieces of California’s pastLAKE ISABELLA, Calif. — The Lakeview Motel’s name is false advertising these dr
Receding lakes reveal pieces of California’s past
Norwalk Reflector / Posted 19 days ago
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. — The Lakeview Motel’s name is false advertising these dry days. The same thing is true for the Paradise Cove Lodge down California 178. That’s because the water level in man-made Lake Isabella has dropped about 59 feet since... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Hiroshima nuclear bomb 70th anniversary: New research shows thousands of survivors treated every yearOn the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima a survivor who live
Hiroshima nuclear bomb 70th anniversary: New research shows thousands of survivors treated every year
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 20 days ago
On the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima a survivor who lives in Sydney feels compelled to tell her story as new research shows the lasting devastating health effects. Junko Morimoto was lucky to be home sick from school on the... Read more
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